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Lawsuit Against Honolulu City and County for Infringing on Concealed Carry Rights
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Lawsuit Against Honolulu City and County for Infringing on Concealed Carry Rights

News Release from HiFiCo, March 1, 2024

Honolulu, Hawaii, March 1, 2024 – Hawaii Firearms Coalition (HIFICO), together with three individual plaintiffs has filed a lawsuit against the City and County of Honolulu in the United States District Court for the District of Hawaii. The legal challenge addresses Honolulu's unconstitutional policies and practices regarding the issuance of concealed carry weapon (CCW) permits.

Represented by attorneys Kevin Gerard O’Grady and Alan Alexander Beck, HIFICO and the plaintiffs assert that Honolulu's procedures for issuing CCW permits unduly delay and obstruct law-abiding citizens' ability to obtain them. This conduct breaches their Second and Fourteenth Amendment rights, making it excessively difficult for individuals to exercise their right to bear arms in public for self-defense.

The City and County of Honolulu's actions stand in direct opposition to constitutional freedoms and the civil liberties of its members. The recent Supreme Court rulings affirming the public's right to bear arms underscore the inadmissibility of local government barriers to this fundamental right.

This litigation seeks declaratory and injunctive relief to compel Honolulu to process CCW applications more expeditiously and emphasizes HIFICO's dedication to defending the constitutional rights of its members and all law-abiding citizens in Hawaii. The organization remains steadfast in its mission to ensure that the constitutional rights of gun owners and the broader community are fully respected and upheld.

**About Hawaii Firearms Coalition**

The Hawaii Firearms Coalition is a grassroots organization committed to defending and promoting the rights of gun owners in Hawaii. Through legislative, legal, and educational efforts, HIFICO advocates for the civil liberties of Hawaii's residents, emphasizing a principled interpretation of the United States Constitution to protect the right to bear arms.

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